City Lager | City Brewing Company, LLC

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Brewed by:
City Brewing Company, LLC
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-17-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by tavernjef:
Photo of tavernjef
3.1/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear very light golden yellow color with a thin dispersed white cap that slips away quickly leaving a thin collar and sparce spotty lacing. Aroma is clean and slightly sweet of wheat malt and cooked corn. Taste is clean and quick with a sweet malting and nadda much else. As it warms it get a bit more whole grain and corn flavors reaching through towards the finish as well as a very slight grassy hop return. Sweet and quick overall. Feel is quick and thin, slightly buttery, crispy, clean, but lacking a desent body; dead on average, actually, and yet, better then most other macro lager. This is a beer to drink a bunch of on a hot day if in the mood for simple, quick, clean, and sweet.

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Photo of ADR
2.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Gold appearance, crystal clear. Head is light and without body, gone in 20 seconds. Practically no lace to speak of. Really have to work hard for an aroma, palest corn syrup. The flavor is somewhat better, shows some malted milk qualities with carbonation that works decently side-by-side. Finishes with inadequate hops and a little too much residual sugar sweetness. Mouthfeel and drinkability are decent, a throw -em back macro style of beer for a camping trip or tailgating.

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Photo of cokes
2.95/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Typical to above average macro.
Pours a solid golden with a fizzy white head.
Faintest of aromas, but seems like both malt and hops are there.
Same could go for the taste. Faint malts, faint hops. Relatively big adjuncty sweetness. Macro in a nutshell.
Relatively creamy in the mouth. I compare this most to MGD, but a little nicer all around.
Nothing inspiring here, but easy to knock back a couple with no real complaints

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Photo of TastyTaste
2.2/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a dark straw gold color, barely a head. Taste is not interesting, skunkiness abounds. The malt is present in the taste but the off flavors of corn and other adjunct take control of this one. I would rather have the LaCrosse Lager from this brewery.

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Photo of Redrover
3.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Brown long neck with no freshness date. Beer pours a light gold with not much head & very little lace. The bubbles are very small, perhaps the result of Kraeusening.

Beer smells very inoffensive. Its macro roots clearly show. The taste is ok, better than the Miller, Buds, etc. Seems to have a little more hops and the malt comes through some as it warms. Some corn in there as well. This is a good ball park type beer and would go good with hot dogs, nachos, etc.

This seems like a not to distant cousin of Old Style, but not quite as good. You could drink a lot of this, but you could also drink a lot of beers that are much better. The price was right, I paid only $3.79 for a six pack and at that price I guess you could say its a good value. You could do a lot worse!

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Photo of garcia2a
2.98/5  rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

So this was the featured brew at the blues society meeting the other week. I have never had any of their brews, so I figured a buck a pint, worth a try.

The beer poured a clear straw tone with a thin head. The boquet was rather unremarkable, actually it was non-existant. The taste was mild with what I thought was a rather odd aftertaste that lingered for quite some time.

The mouthfeel was again easy as was the drinkability. This beer for me would be one that I have when I only have a few bucks in my pocket and want to have a few or am having a few on a very hot day.

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Photo of BobLuvBeer
2.51/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Crystal clear, deep gold color. Good head retention and carbonation. Medinicy scent, almost skunky. Rust hop flavor, which is an indication indication of inferior ingredients. For this one, you get what you pay for. Rough on the palate. Leaves a lingering skunky, bitter taste on the sides of the tongue.

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Photo of ZAP
2.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Awesome can with some Wild Turkeys gobbling or something like that (Reminiscent of the old Schmidt wildlife cans of the 70's/early 80's)..

I guess this is brewed now at the old Heilman Brewery in Lacrosse and in my opinion tops anything they ever put out (Old Style/Special Ex)..Not a spectacular beer, but above average for its class...creamy smooth with some initial Schlitz like hopping at the top, but not much noticable deeper in..Easy drinking...a mild sweetness, and creamy smooth...not a ton of malt flavor, but no bad off tastes either...better than most (Bud/Busch/Milwaukees Best/etc)..I'll still take High Life/MGD/Coors/Schlitz/Pabst over this but it is in that ballpark..

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Photo of Bighuge
2.59/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear golden with carbonation evident. Fluffy thin head. Very little detected on the nose. The slightest of slight malt aroma. Pretty clean tasting. But there really isn't a lot to taste. The fact that there are no off flavors is the best compliment I can find for this beer. It actually goes down pretty easy. The beer tastes more like a light even though it is dark enough to be a lager.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
2.36/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear yellow color, under a stocky, sturdy white head. Aroma is fresh and clean, but evocative of nothing whatsoever. Slightly sweet. Exceptionally smooth mouthfeel, but virtually empty of body and texture. Some malt, zero hops. Perhaps that's aim, but I can't find any to recommend. I wouldn't turn it down if I had no better choice, but I'd get bored really quick.

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City Lager from City Brewing Company, LLC
Beer rating: 2.71 out of 5 with 10 ratings
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